Karthigai Deepam Festival 2018 – Day 7

Karthigai Deepam Festival 2018 – Day 7 event took place at the Arulmigu Om Arunachaleswarar Temple in Tiruvannamalai. Below are some of the pictures showcasing the event.

Karthigai Deepam Festival 2018 – Day 6 Night

Karthigai Deepam Festival 2018 – Day 6 Night event took place at the Arulmigu Om Arunachaleswarar Temple in Tiruvannamalai. Below are some of the pictures showcasing the event.

Karthigai Deepam Festival 2018 – Day 6

On the 6th day of the Tirukkarthigai festival celebrated grandly in the Thiruvannamalai Lord Arunchaleswarar temple (19th November), the deity of Lord Chandrasekhara was taken on a procession on the carriage of elephant along with th deities of the 53 nayanmars or Saivite Saints along with Nalvar Sekkizhar.

Maha Deepam Koparai

The Maha Deepam Coprai (Oil receptacle pot) made ready for the occasion of the lighting of the Maha deepam on the peak of the mountain Thiruvannamalai on the grand occasion of Thirukkarthigai Deepam 2018.

Karthigai Deepam Festival 2018 – Day 5

On the 5th night of the grand Thirukkarthigai festival in progress in a grand manner in the Thiruvannamalai Lord Arunachaleswarar temple, the deities of the Lord on the carriage of Rishabha (sacred bull) and the deity of Goddess Parasakthi Amman on the silver Kamadhenu (sacred cow), the deity of Lord Vinayaka on the carriage of Mooshika (sacred mouse), and the Lord Muruga and His Consorts Valli and Deivayanai on the carriage of silver peacock, and the deity of Lord Chandikeswarar on the carriage of silver Rishabha (sacred bull) were carried on procession across the corridors and streets of the temple.

Karthigai Deepam Festival 2018 – Day 4

On the 4rd day of the festival, the the deities were then taken on a procession from the Thirukkalayana Mandapam, along the Mada Veedhis with the deities of the Lord Chandrasekarar.

 

Karthigai Deepam Festival 2018 – Day 3 Night

Night On the 3rd day of the festival, during the night, the special Ratha vilakku Deeparadhanai and Panchamuga Deeparadhanai were performed for the deities of Lord Priyanayakar, His Consorts Uma and Kandhar, Lord Vinayaka, Lord Subramanya, with His Consorts Valli and Deivanai, and Goddess Ambal in the form of Lalthambigai, and Lord Chandkeswarar.
After the special Deeparadhanais, the deities were then taken on a procession from the Thirukkalayana Mandapam, along the Mada Veedhis with the deities of the Lord on the carriage of Simmam (lion) and His Consort Ambal on the carriage of annam (swan), and Lord Chandkeshwara on the carriage of Rishabam (bull).

Karthigai Deepam Festival 2018 – Day 3

During the noon session of the 3rd Day of the Deepam Festival at Thiruvannamalai, the deities of Lord Chandrasekharar and Lord Vinayaka was taken on a procession around the street adjacent to the temple corridors. The event of Thiruvizha Undial (Festival Hundi) was performed at the 3rd corridor near the Kodimaram (flag-tree).

Karthigai Deepam Festival 2018 – Day 2 Night events

The deities of Panchamoorties (5 gods) seated on special carriages was taken on a proession around the streets adjacent to the temple corridors.

Deepam 2018, Day 2 (Morning) – Arulmigu Chandrasekarar in Suriya Prabai vaganam

The festival events on day 2 of the grand Deepam festival at the Thiruvannamalai temple:
On the 2nd day of the Deepam festival, a procession of the deities – the deity of Lord Arulmigu Chandrasekarar in the carriage of the Surya Prabhai (Sun God) and the deity of the Lord Vinayaka on the carriage of Mooshika (Mouse) will be organised around the madaveedhis or the streets around the temple corridors,